I hope you've had a good week. Mine has been filled with rewriting children's poems, entertaining theme park guests and planning a trip to NY. In 2 weeks I'll be in NY from April 24th - May 6th. During that time I'll be seeing friends, visiting family, meeting with teachers and administrators, looking for long term housing, as well as other work opportunities.
I've decided I'll be moving out of Orlando, FL at the end of June when the lease on my apartment is up. I've been living in The City Beautiful for almost 8 years. During that time I got a TON accomplished. For example: when I got here in 2006 I hadn't submitted any of my work, and now I'm in 6 different anthologies and counting. I've also written 3 manuscripts that have been sent out to publishing houses all over America, and am working on many more. Before, I only could perform 2 - 3 of my poems, now I can act out almost fifty of them. I also have established a one-man show with 2 different kinds of workshops. As for the acting work, I hadn't booked any commercials in my life when I first arrived, but since then I've appeared in a bushel of them and now have an acting reel. Please check out my other website at www.charleswaters.net to see it. I've also taken workshops with acting teachers and casting directors, learning from my mistakes, sharpening my craft.
What I hope to accomplish in NY is establish myself as a children's poet, actor and educator in the NY school system, as well as audition for the wealth of TV and film work that the Big Apple has to offer.
As for Orlando, I hope to line up more school visits before the end of June, and in the future, fly back from NY, stay for a week or 2 in Florida, and do many, many more. The Orange County Public School System is full of dedicated teachers and administrators, it would be my honor to continue the relationship I've started with them.
Since I'll be flying away soon I thought this poem was apropos. You can a slighty shorter version of it at Laura Purdie Salas' blog post on Thursday. http://www.laurasalas.com/blog/for-teachers/rk-drift-down/
Enjoy! See you next week.
Powder white plumes
Flapping in rhythm
Over water, buildings, trees.
In search of warmer climate,
Dancing in the breeze.
(c) Charles Waters 2014 all rights reserved.